Can you treat my skin type?
Thanks to our advanced technology lasers, we should be able to perform laser hair removal on anyone at all, including those with darker skin tones (provided they’ve a suitablemedical history and don’t have a reaction to the patch test).
You can find out more about how laser hair removal works slightly differently on darker skin in the ‘More about laser hair removal section’ of this page.
How many laser hair removal sessions will I need?
Most people require six to eight sessions to get the results they want, but your aesthetician will be able to advise exactly how many are right for you.
Sessions are scheduled to take place between four and six weeks apart, and you’ll notice that less and less hair grows back each time.
Is laser hair removal safe?
At Transform, all our aestheticians are CTC registered and receive ongoing training in the very latest laser hair removal techniques.
We also use the very highest quality equipment to ensure your treatment’s both extremely effective and totally safe – see the ‘Why choose Transform for laser hair removal?’ section for more on this.
Will the hair grow back?
You’ll notice that your hair grows back finer with each laser hair removal session, reducing by approximately 10-15% with each treatment until it disappears entirely.
We recommend a ‘top up’ treatment once a year to maintain the smooth results.
Can I shave in-between treatments?
Shaving’s fine (in fact, we’ll ask you to shave between sessions as it makes it easier to perform the treatment), but you shouldn’t wax or pluck as this removes the hair from the follicle so there’s nothing for the lasers to target.
When should I plan laser hair removal treatments?
Winter’s the best time to have laser hair removal treatment as it’s easier to avoid direct sunlight –which can damage your sensitised skin – at that time of year. That said, you can have laser hair treatment or top ups at any time of the year as long as you don’t have a tan.
At it takes several months to fully complete a course of treatment, it’s important to bear in mind that you need to plan far ahead. So if you want hair-free skin in time for your July summer holiday, you probably need to book your first session in for January or February.
Do I need to avoid sunlight after my treatment?
You’ll need to keep the treated area out of the sun for approximately two weeks both before and after your laser hair removal course, depending on your skin type. Your aesthetician will advise you on what precautions you need to take and for how long.
Can I have laser hair removal treatment if I use fake tan?
No, your skin needs to be totally free of tanning products.This is because the lasers can’t tell the difference between natural melanin in the skin or stimulated melanin from the tanning products, so they’ll heat up both structures to the same temperature. This can damage the skin and cause blisters, darkening or pigmentation.
How long do I have to wait after waxing or plucking before I can have laser hair removal treatment?
You’ll need to wait for approximately six weeks so that the hair has time to grown back in the follicle.
Do I need to prepare before having laser hair removal?
For you first consultation and patch test, you should leave hair unshaven so that the aesthetician can properly assess the hair and take accurate ‘before’ photos. After that, we advise the you shave before each treatment session.
What is IPL hair removal?
IPL treatment (or Intense Pulse Light treatment)is an alternative long-termhair removal method that you might want to consider if you have lighter coloured skin. IPL technology can also be used to treat a variety of skin conditions including thread veins, sun spots and rosacea.
What are the differences between IPL and laser treatments?
IPL hair removal works in a similar way to laser hair removal – it uses light to heat up and destroy hair follicles, and it takes between six and eight sessions to get the area completely free of hair.
But there’s one important difference: IPL hair removal is more intense and goes deeper into the skin. This means that it’s usually only suitable for those with lighter skin types.